2011 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Buddh International Circuit (BIC)

2011 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Buddh International Circuit (BIC)


About The Event

Welcome to the first ever 2011 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL GRAND PRIX OF INDIATM being held at Buddh International Circuit (BIC)

Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 or Grand Prix is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The F1 season consists of a series of races, held on purpose-built circuits and occasionally on street circuits. The result of each race is combined to determine two annual FIA Formula One World Championships, one for the Drivers who are required to be holders of valid Super License, the highest class of racing license issued by the FIA and one for the Constructors.

Formula One cars are considered to be the fastest circuit-racing cars in the world. Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 360 km/h (220 mph).


For the first time ever in India the F1 race is being organized at Jaypee's Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida from October 28th to 30th, 2011.

BIC having a total capacity of about 110,000 has meticulously planned for the mega event and has come out with some guidelines which shall be kept in mind for smooth and enjoyable Formula One experience.

The gates will open at 9:30 a.m. on the race days. The distance and expected time of travel from some important points are:

Origin Distance by road (Approx.) Expected Travel Time during Race days
New Delhi ISBT 50km 1.5 hr  to 2 hr
South Delhi 46km 1.5 hr to 2 hr
Rohini 70km 2 hr to 2.5 hr
Hauz khas 50km 1.5 hr to 2 hr
Noida 38km 1 hr to 1.5 hr
New Delhi IGI Airport 65km 2 hr to 2.5 hr
Gurgaon(IFCCO Chowk) 80km 2.5 hr to 3 hr
Ghaziabad 40km 1 hr to 1.5 hrs

Venue Details:

The 5.14km long Buddh International Circuit has been designed by world-renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Herman Tilke, who has also designed other world-class race circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, Indonesia, the UAE, South Africa, South Korea and the US.

Buddh International Circuit has been designed as one of the fastest, most exciting motor racing circuits in the world, is well suited to the requirements of powerful, high-spec racing cars and motorcycles and will host some of the most challenging motorsports events on the planet. The track’s combination of 16 corners, high-speed straights and dramatic changes in elevation has been designed to provide ample opportunities for overtaking, which is what makes motor racing exciting. At the same time, in terms of adherence to safety norms and regulations, run-off areas, medical facilities, facilities for the media and overall infrastructure, BIC will be among the best in the world.

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